End of UN mission and lift of UN sanctions in Cote d’Ivoire [fr]
Côte d’Ivoire- Intervention byM. François Delattre, Permanent representative of France to the UN - Security Council - 28 April 2016
It is very rare for the Security Council to encounter a situation in which, seeing a return to peace and stability, it can decide that its efforts have achieved their goals. That is the case today with Côte d’Ivoire, with regard to which the Council has just taken two major decisions. On the one hand, resolution 2283 (2016) decides to lift all United Nations sanctions on Côte d’Ivoire. On the other hand, resolution 2284 (2016) grants the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) a final mandate, with the goal of organizing the mission’s final departure
by 30 June 2017.
France welcomes the adoption of those two resolutions.
Above all, today’s resolutions reflect the length of the road travelled by Côte d’Ivoire towards reconciliation, peace and security. They are a tribute to the determination shown by the Ivorian people and the country’s authorities to turn the page on the crisis. Côte d’Ivoire has proved its determination to fully take its future into its hands and itself to consolidate the achievements made in the areas of peace, security and lasting reconciliation. We commend that commitment. We support it. And we will continue to do so fully.
In a world where, unfortunately, crises continue to proliferate, rather than being resolved, the example of Côte d’Ivoire proves that the Security Council’s tools can indeed achieve results in helping a country successfully get back on its feet following a crisis.
In that context, UNOCI and the sanctions regime contributed to re-establishing peace and security in Côte d’Ivoire. In that regard, I pay particular tribute to the troop-and police-contributing countries, as well to all of UNOCI’s personnel, who have done an outstanding job, and will continue to do so up until the mission’s closing.This approach has borne fruit. The resolutions that we have just adopted symbolize that success. We are pleased both for Côte d’Ivoire and for the Security Council, as well as for the United Nations.